An idol who works hard to show off the beauty of ninjas. He may look childlike, but he actually watches over the people around him very well. While he may be shy at first, he has a bright personality, and easily grows attached to people he becomes acquainted with. His singing voice is innocent and energetic, and while he may be small, his performances include a variety of acrobatic feats.
He is RYUSEI Yellow in Starmaker Production's RYUSEITAI.
Shinobu is a short boy with an average build. His hair is a dark, dull purple color with two yellow streaks on his bangs. A small portion on the left side of the back of his head is also yellow. His bangs cover his right eye. He has light golden eyes. He wears the school uniform with the white shirt unbuttoned at the collar and a blue tie, as well as a black shirt underneath. He also wears a purple jacket under the school's blazer. He wears purple sneakers with white accents and laces.
On stage, he wears the yellow color version of RYUSEITAI's uniform. It includes a black and white leather jacket with yellow accents and gold trimming and detailing. The jacket is longer on the back than it is in the front, and the inside is designed with a sparkly purple fabric, reminiscent of a galaxy. He wears a black shirt underneath and a gold necklace with a yellow star as well as white form-fitting pants with a sparkly purple stripe down the outer sides. This is accessorized with a yellow and white striped belt with a gold and yellow star-shaped buckle. The belt has golden strings dangling from it and a sparkly yellow and white wrap tied to it. He also wears tall yellow boots with white accents and gold detailing, along with a pair of black fingerless gloves.
Shinobu is shy and timid at first, but opens up to others once they get to know him, showing off his bright and caring personality. He becomes attached to people who show him kindness and support, and shows them kindness and support in return.
He is very caring of his friends, who enjoy his company, calling him "healing." Due to having no friends before enrolling at Yumenosaki, Shinobu is also very anxious about becoming bothersome or being hated by his new friends.
His love for ninjas stemmed from always being alone before, as ninjas are solitary warriors who are always in the shadows. Even as Shinobu unashamedly keeps his love and interest for ninjas, he wishes to be someone who is seen and remembered. Tetora notes that even though ninjas are dark, the mood gets brighter when Shinobu is around.
Shinobu does not sacrifice who he is in order to belong and be liked by others, but is happiest when others love him for who he is and accept him.
Shinobu's full name consists of Sengoku (仙石), where the two characters respectively mean "hermit/wizard" and "stone," and Shinobu (忍), meaning "endurance," and the first character of the word for ninja (忍者). His family name is a pun on the homophonous word 戦国 (Sengoku), the Warring States Period in Japan and also popularly stereotyped as the age of the ninjas. Combined, his full name can be taken to mean "a ninja from the Sengoku era."
His name reflects his chuunibyou that's centered around being a ninja.
- Shinobu's speech pattern is strongly influenced by the spoken language of the Sengoku era, and says "de gozaru" at the end of his sentences.
- Shinobu's autograph consists of his full name rendered in kanji, playfully written and reflecting his childish personality, with his first name featuring the drawing of a small shuriken.
- Shinobu owns two pet frogs named "Peachy" (モモッチ) and "Thunder" (サンダー).
- He often catches bugs in school to feed his pet frogs.
Voice Actor Comment
"Shinobu Sengoku-kun has a mild (?) case of chuunibyou where he greatly admires the ninja, but he's also a cute boy and a hard worker!
Please, please play with him. He's going to say something along the line of 'Ninjas are lone wolves...,' but I'm sure he'll be quite rejoiced (laugh). Of course, aside from Shinobu-kun, there are also many other charming characters.
I hope you will get to know the various characters and fully enjoy the world of Ensemble Stars!" (Enstars!)
"" * (Enstars!!)
|RYUSEITAI||Chiaki Morisawa • Kanata Shinkai • Tetora Nagumo • Midori Takamine • Shinobu Sengoku|